Freedom – “the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved”. But how many times in a day do we find ourselves not living in freedom? How many times do we allow ourselves to become a slave to our circumstances, emotions and fears?
I’ve learnt that to walk in freedom I have to choose. Everyday I get to choose whether I will fill my mind and heart with negativity and fear or whether I build my faith by reading and hearing what God says in His Word and in making time to spend in His presence.
I get to choose what I allow to take root in my heart and whether I will allow my circumstances to dictate to me or I will dictate to my circumstances.
I’ve discovered that the first step to real daily freedom is spending time in God’s presence, asking Him what He has planned for my day and filling my heart and mind with His words.
When I’m struggling with an area or need a breakthrough I seek to get “fat” on God’s promises in the particular area that I need freedom in. If it’s my health I go to the Word about what God says about my health and freedom from sickness; if it’s finances I seek what God says about money and the blessing; if it’s our relationships, our children, our future or anything else I go to what He says. God wants us to know His will and to get hold of His promises, renew our minds with what He says and then start declaring it over our lives. When we do this we allow God’s power to flow though us and the angels go in to fight for us.
Jesus said even faith as small as a mustard seed has the power within it to move mountains. (Matthew 17:20) It’s the Word that does the work, not the one holding on to it. God’s word and He are one and faith in what He has promised will work for anyone who’ll put it to work. (John 1:1)
Jesus paid the price to purchase our freedom, so let’s aim our faith in the area that we need to experience the freedom that is our’s and put the promises of God to work in our circumstances and life today.
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
“The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all. Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word. Obeying the voice of His word. Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, You who serve Him doing His will.” (Psalm 103:10-21)
Prayer: Lord Jesus I thank you that you have done everything already for me. Please help me to choose everyday to fill my heart and mind with what you say, rather than listen to the lies and deceitfulness of the devil or my circumstances. You are bigger than my circumstances and I choose to put the promises in your Word to work for me today so that I might live out the freedom I have in you. In Jesus Name Amen.